First Year Schedule for Perez Art Museum in Miami

March 21, 2013

Recently, the Perez Art Museum Miami announced the schedule of exhibitions for their first year. All of these exhibitions will showcase the international flair of South Florida. These exhibitions will take over the three-story museum located in Bicentennial Park starting in late 2013. The goal of the directors is to appeal to both the international crowd and the home city crowd showing art with an appeal to those with a strong connection to the city.

The Ai Weiwei exhibit will most likely grab the most attention when it opens in November 2013. It opened in Washington D.C at the Hirschhorn Museum in the fall of 2012 and will make its way through Ontario and Indianapolis before landing in Miami. This exhibit shows an international survey of influential dissident artist’s work and will feature new works specifically for Miami, including “Forever”, which is a giant all of Chinese bicycles.

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Another installation from Poland’s Monika Sosnowska is on the schedule, which will feature architecture. The museum has also scheduled Israeli artist Yael Bartana, who features video pieces about living in a militarized society. Bouchra Khalili is also on the schedule and deals with identity and migration. All of these exhibits will relate to the Miami culture, while dealing with global issues.

The Museum also hopes that the miniature cargo ships, cruise liners and fishing boats from Hew Locke will also create strong feelings throughout the community. This exhibit is called “For Those in Peril on the Sea” and Locke is a Guayanese-British Artist. This exhibit will find its way to the Perez Art Museum in December 2013.

Many artists, throughout the Americas, will also feature their pieces in a long-running show at the museum. This showing will come with the title Americana and will show an emphasis on living in the city of Miami. Many other art forms are on the schedule including dance, music, video, film and performing arts.

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